Each week, Deepak responds to Oprah.com users’ questions with enlightening advice to help them live their best lives.
Q: Every day I wake up and promise myself that I’m going to live each day to the fullest and not let my emotions or fears hold me back. I’m going to do that thing that I’ve been putting off, talk about that issue that has been eating away at me, but after bathing and having my breakfast, I lose my nerve. How do I take charge of my life? How do I stop letting fear get the best of me and just live my life? I keep postponing things and giving myself excuses for all the wrong things that go on in my life. How do I take charge of my life? — Melissa M., Botswana, Southern Africa
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